The long awaited debut album The Law from German hard rock band Kamikaze Kings will finally be released on August 31st through Limited Access Records. The Law was produced by the heavy rock specialist Dirk Faehling (Motörhead, Skew Siskin, Jingo De Lunch) at Audio Ego Studio in Berlin and includes 14 tracks, which play out the whole spectrum of heavy rock ’n’ roll. The smashing opener "Burn Baby Burn" leads to the fighter hymn "Boys 'n' Men" and the party hit "Just Dance" and back to the doomy "Bible Black" - there is a right song for everybody. Especially the title track "I Am The Law" points out the attitude of Kamikaze Kings: Live and fight for the music! One for all and all for one!
Las Vegas' Demon Lung has just released the video for "Lament Code," just one of the exciting new songs you'll find on the band's EP Pareidolia released back in March. Pareidolia is a 22-minute blend of traditional and epic doom metal, rife with horror imagery and lyrics, and influenced by the likes of Black Sabbath, Candlemass, and vocalist Shanda Fredrick's worship of Coven's Jinx Dawson.
Throw The Fight released their eagerly anticipated new album What Doesn't Kill Us last week. Throw The Fight continues the tradition of former acts from Minneapolis by delivering an authentic display of metal-edged, hard rock. It's the kind of energy one hears on the band's newest album, the John Feldmann (Atreyu, The Used) produced, What Doesn't Kill Us. The band just recently had the video premiere for the new single "Not So Hollywood," a song initially leaked which quickly picked up steam at radio stations across the United States.
From Charlotte, North Carolina, Carson is a very young band on the rise. The band has been at work on its debut full-length album set to be released along with a new website in August. The band did pre production with AJ Perdomo and Cody Payne of the Dangerous Summer (Hopeless Records) and recorded again with producer Jamie King (He Is Legend, Between the Buried and Me) in January.
Formed in 1994, Ragnarok’s current line-up includes Jontho on drums, Hans Fyrste on vocals, DezeptiCunt on bass and Bolverk on guitars. The band recently inked a deal with Agonia Records and entered the Endarker Studios in Sweden on the 24th June to record what will be their seventh full-length album. At the production helm is studio owner and Marduk bassist Devo. So far all the drum and guitar tracks have been recorded for the as yet untitled album which is due for release later this year.
Namesake is road ready and revitalized as they get set to embark on a summer tour with Allstar Weekend this summer. The tour kicks off on July 17th in Austin, TX and is in anticipation of the band's debut album, Boarders & Fences, out on August 7th on Imagen Records. With Borders & Fences, the quintet comes out swinging and they bring a flurry of pummeling rhythms, clench-fisted chords and meaty hooks that connect with each listen as they deliver fast and catchy punk power pop harmonies.
Asking Alexandria's new, shocking short film, Through Sin and Self-Destruction is a controversial, uncensored look into the real lives of a new era of rockstars for today's generation as they take over the Sunset Strip. This is the first, but not last collaboration between writer Ash Avildsen and director Frankie Nasso, who together take you on an ambitious visual endeavor that hasn't been strived for in rock since the legendary Guns N' Roses trilogy. The film is comprised of three music videos for the songs “Reckless & Relentless,” “To The Stage” and “Dear Insanity."
Atlas Genius will kick off its first-ever U.S. tour on August 11 with a performance at CD101 Summerfest at LC Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio. The run will include several West Coast dates with Animal Kingdom and radio shows in Seattle and Portland. "Back Seat," the new video from Atlas Genius, is one of three tracks on the band's debut EP, Through The Glass, which was produced, engineered and mixed by Atlas Genius in their home studio. The collection also includes "Trojans," which spent four consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the listener-generated Alt-18 countdown of SiriusXM's Alt-Nation.
Leading up to the release of their new album, 10 Years has just debuted a video for the song “Knives.” The never-before-heard track is off the band’s forthcoming album Minus the Machine, out Tuesday, August 7 on their own label Palehorse Records, a partnership with Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group (ILG). In addition to self-releasing this album, 10 Years produced Minus the Machine themselves.
Mental Architects is a math-rock/noise/pop trio from Sofia, Bulgaria which tries to break away from the lack of tradition in rock music indigenous to their area with a style of "Joie de Vivre" instrumental rock close to the sound of ASIWYFA and Fang Island.
After twenty-three years German blackened thrash act, Desaster, in collaboration with Rock Hard magazine Germany, has launched the first official Desaster music video! The video comes off the recently released album The Arts of Destruction, the follow-up to 2007's Satan's Soldiers Syndicate. Support for each record has included club and festival shows all over the planet. Desaster went for an old school feel for their video debut which is exactly what they got from director Oliver "Bomber" Barth.
Columbia, South Carolina hard-rockers Crossfade have exclusively premiered their fan-driven music video for the song "Dear Cocaine." "Dear Cocaine" is the 3rd single from Crossfade's We All Bleed and is a tell-all track that delves deep into a personal and emotional story of battling addiction. The song follows "Prove You Wrong" and "Killing Me Inside," which reached 16 on the active rock chart. The band is currently wrapping up a headlining tour with support from Weaving the Fate and Candlelight Red.
The Grammy-nominated rock group As I Lay Dying have premiered a lyric video for their new song "Cauterize". This news comes as the San Diego based rock group is about to head on the road for the Rockstar Mayhem Festival. The group will release their new album Awakened September 25th on Metal Blade Records. For the album, the band teamed with renowned rock producer Bill Stevenson, who’s also the drummer for Descendents (and has played with Black Flag); and mixer Colin Richardson at the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado.
On August 14th, The Kottonmouth Kings will release their most prolific record to date, titled Mile High. The Kings are flying high and delivering lyrical gymnastics over sonic soundscapes that will blow speakers from coast to coast. Mile High has The Kings passing the mic around like the Harlem Globetrotters pass a basketball and spitting lyrical fire. To help Mile High truly take flight, The Kings were joined in the studio by Swollen Members, Jahred ((Hed)p.e.), Mickey Avalon, and the demented duo, Twiztid.
Shinedown’s new album Amaryllis was released earlier this year and made a #1 chart debut on Billboard’s “Rock Albums” chart, and a #4 debut on the Billboard 200. The album’s first single “Bully” hit #1 at Rock radio, marking Shinedown’s 7th consecutive chart-topper at the format. Amaryllis sees Shinedown joining forces once more with multiple Grammy Award-winning producer Rob Cavallo (Kid Rock, Green Day), who previously collaborated with the band on the record-breaking The Sound of Madness.
Saving Abel combined meat and potatoes rock with their eponymous Gold-selling 2008 debut, which topped the Billboard Heatseekers chart. The record spawned the platinum single "Addicted" and the followup barn-burners, "Drowning (Face Down)" and the emotional "18 Days." Their second album, Miss America, topped the Hard Rock chart and imprinted the hearts and minds of radio listeners with the title cut, "Stupid Girl (Only in Hollywood)" and another Top 10 single, "The Sex is Good." Saving Abel is back with their third record Bringing Down the Giant and have debuted the video for the title track.
Australia's As Silence Breaks are back with a newly refined sound. Their sophomore release, entitled The Architecture of Truth, is a mix of twelve melodic death metal tracks scheduled to be released on July 13 via New Justice Records. The album was recorded at As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis’ studio in Escondido, California, with Daniel Castleman (As I Lay Dying, Carnifex, Winds Of Plague, Sworn Enemy). The album pushes further into the realm of heavy metal, but still provides a varied offering.
The symphonic black metal band Riul Doamnei came together in the year 1999. The group became very well known in the European metal scene, touring with bands such as Vader, Rotting Christ, Krisiun and Incantation. They've had several releases over the years including 2007's Apocryphal, a concept album based on the Gnostic Gospels, a journey through the real and primitive meaning of Christian religion. The band just released the second single in support of their latest controversial and provocative concept album Fatima.
Having spent several years lauded as one of the frontrunners in their genre, in 2012 Whitechapel stand as a defining force in contemporary heavy music. Building dramatically on the trademarked bludgeon of their first three releases, with Whitechapel the Tennessean sextet have inarguably delivered their most intense, dynamic, and downright hostile record to date. The album was engineered and mixed by Mark Lewis (Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver), who also handled production duties alongside the band. Whitechapel has just unleashed the video for the track "I, Dementia" which comes off of their new full-length self titled album, which was released last week via Metal Blade Records.
Like Moths To Flames is a five-piece hardcore/metal band from Columbus, Ohio. The group recently released their new album titled When We Don't Exist and the new accompanying video "The Wort in Me." Like Moths To Flames will be heading out on the road soon as part of the "Scream It Like You Mean It Tour" along with Attack Attack! We Came As Romans, The Acacia Strain, Abandon All Ships and more.